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Schedule of Events

Thursday

Thursday June 27, 2019

  • 4:00-8:00pm VIP Reception (VIP Tent)
    sponsored by Housekeeping by Heather, Mitchell’s Orchard, Besta Fasta and Uniontown Brewing Company for all sponsors and pilots, tickets required.
  • 4:00-6:00pm Live Radio Remote (West)
    104.5 WQKT, your source for the best news, sports & country music.
  • 4:00-9:30pm Kids Fun Zone sponsored by Ashland Source (Kids Zone)
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables, and more
  • 4:00-10:00pm Food Vendors (Concessions)
    Many to choose from.
  • 4:00-9:00pm Merchant Tents (North)
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more
  • 5:00-9:00pm Live Musical Entertainment sponsored by WQKT 104.5 FM (Main Stage)
    SOBOS (Some Of the Best Old Songs), is a classic rock band from Wooster, Ohio. Focusing on music from the 70’s and 80’s, the song list has a good deal of variety. www.sobosmusic.com
  • 4:00-9:00pm Bumper Bubbles by NEO Bubble Soccer (Kids Zone)
    Roll-Flip-Bounce and of course, KNOCK PEOPLE DOWN!…for ages 5 and up! Come Get Your Bubble ON!
  • 6:00-9:00pm Princesses by Vinyl Marketing (Kids Zone)
    Find your favorite character & take a picture.
  • 6:15pm OPENING CEREMONIES (Main Stage)
    Ashland Veteran’s Color Guard
  • 6:30pm Media Flight sponsored by Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland (Launch Field)
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take area media representatives for a ride.
  • 8:15pm Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field)
    Tickets can be purchased online.
  • 9:15pm Balloon Glow sponsored by Ashland Times Gazette (Launch Field)
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Friday

Friday June 28, 2019

  • 7:00-9:00am Fun Flight (Launch Field)
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons fly-over Freer Field.
  • 4:00-9:00pm Merchant Tents (North)
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 4:00-8:00pm OMG! (Kids Zone)
    Ohio Mobile Gaming Trailer – video gaming trailer
  • 4:00-9:30pm Kids Fun Zone sponsored by Ashland Source (Kids Zone)
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables & more
  • 4:00-10:00pm Food Vendors (Concessions)
    Many to choose from.
  • 6:00-9:00pm Princesses by Vinyl Marketing (Kids Zone)
    Find your favorite character & take a picture.
  • 6:00-9:00pm Live Musical Entertainment sponsored by Super Q 93.7 FM (Main Stage)
    The Usual Suspects – High energy group bringing back the excitement of the 70’s, 80’s,90’s and beyond. www.theusualsuspectsband.net
  • 5:00-9:00pm Bumper Bubbles by NEO Bubble Soccer (Kids Zone)
    Roll-Flip-Bounce and of course, KNOCK PEOPLE DOWN!…for ages 5 and up! Come Get Your Bubble ON!
  • 6:00-8:00pm Live Radio Remote by Super Q 93.7 FM (West)
    93.7-FM the Super Q ‘Listener Parties.’ Enter to win prizes, and meet your favorite Super Q personalities.
  • 6:30pm Sponsor Flight sponsored by Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland (Launch Field)
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons to take sponsor representatives for a ride.
  • 8:15pm Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field)
    Tickets can be purchased online.
  • 9:15pm Balloon Glow sponsored by Ashland Times Gazette (Launch Field)
    Enjoy an interactive display as hot air balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.

Saturday

Saturday June 29, 2019

  • 7:00-9:00am Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition (Launch Field)
    Bring your chairs, coffee and blankets to watch hot air balloons compete for cash prizes.
  • 8:00-11:00am 18th Annual Ashland BalloonFest 5K (Community Stadium)
    Sponsored by Ashland Cross Country Parents – proceeds benefit Ashland Cross Country teams – more info at Facebook/Ashland Balloonfest 5K.
  • 8:00am-12:00pm Pancake Breakfast & Fly-In at Ashland County Airport
    Free Admission (donations accepted)
  • 2:00pm Cornhole Registration & Warm-up sponsored by Ashland Source (Central)
    $20 per team.
  • 3:00pm Cornhole Tournament sponsored by Ashland Source (Central)
    Double Elimination. Everyone guaranteed to play at least 3 games. 100% payout – $200 to winning team – info@ashlandohioballoonfest.com
  • 5:00-9:00pm Bumper Bubbles by NEO Bubble Soccer. (Kids Zone)
    Roll-Flip-Bounce and of course, KNOCK PEOPLE DOWN!…for ages 5 and up! Come Get Your Bubble ON!
  • 4:00-10:00pm Food Vendors (Concessions)
    Many to choose from.
  • 4:00-9:00pm Merchant Tents (North)
    Featuring home improvement solutions, to educational options, to personal indulgence & much more.
  • 4:00-9:30pm Kids Fun Zone sponsored by Ashland Source (Kids Zone)
    Pony rides, laser tag, inflatables and more
  • 5:00-9:00pm Live Musical Entertainment sponsored by iHeartMedia (Main Stage)
    The Roadhouse Band – Once described as the Swiss Army knife of local bands, we do music for everyone for good time people of all walks of life. www.roadhousefamily.com
  • 6:30pm Donley Ford Lincoln of Ashland Balloon Competition (Launch Field)
    Enjoy the cold inflation process as pilots and crew prepare hot air balloons for lift off, competing for cash prizes
  • 8:15pm Balloon Glow Encounter (Launch Field)
    Tickets can be purchased online.
  • 9:15pm John Moran Memorial Balloon Glow sponsored by Ashland Times Gazette (Launch Field)
    Enjoy an interactive display as balloons line the launch field and glow against the night sky choreographed to music.
  • Schedule subject to change without notice.
  • All Hot Air Balloon activities are weather permitting and subject to delay or cancellation.
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  • For other weekend activities, visit Ashland Area CVB www.visitashlandohio.com.
  • Handicap parking at Ashland University Lot B with shuttle to the field.